Here’s the list of finalists for the 2017 Huron County Cultural Awards. The award recipients in each category will be announced at the Awards Gala on Friday, April 21.  Along with announcing this year’s recipients, the Awards Gala includes performances by local groups and tasty treats from Pink Flamingo Bakery, Bayfield Berry Farm, Metzger Meats, Out of The Blue and  Shopbike Coffee Roasters. The Huron County Awards Gala is Friday, April 21 at 7:30 PM at the Bayfield Town Hall, Clan Gregor Square. Tickets are $15 each + handling and can be ordered HERE.

2017 Huron County Cultural Awards Finalists:

Cultural Event/Organization: Recognizes a cultural organization, event, festival or business (private or not-for-profit) that has made a contribution to the enhancement and vitality of the County’s cultural sector.

  • The Cultural Collective
  • Hensall Heritage Hall Committee
  • Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church – Music Outreach Program

 Individual Artist: Recognizes an individual artist within any arts discipline who through their work has contributed to the reputation of Huron County as a producer of artistic excellence.

  • Dr. Richard Heinzle
  • Lisa Hood
  • Ruth Anne Merner

 Community Contribution: Recognizes a patron, supporter or volunteer who through their efforts and dedication has made a significant impact on the cultural community of Huron County

  • Deborah Bailey
  • Leslie Bella
  • Chris Lee

 Heritage Individual/Organization: Recognizes an individual or organization that has made a contribution to either the promotion or preservation of Huron County’s unique heritage.

  • Robert Heywood
  • Reuben R. Sallows Picture Postcard Handbook 1900-1925
  • Reg Thompson
  • Brock & Janis Vodden

 Innovation: Recognizes the contribution of an individual, organization or business that is using or introducing new ideas, technologies or services to promote and advance the arts, culture and heritage stories of Huron County.

  • Iceculture inc.
  • Jay McFarlan